Do You Share Your Completed YouVersion Reading Plans?

Share your completed devos on YouVersion

I've used YouVersion for a long time, but nothing for regular Bible reading plans, studying or one of the many daily devotional plans they have to offer. Having recently finished up another paperback daily devotional and since I hadn't landed a new one yet, I thought I would give some YouVersion devotionals a spin. So far, so good. I've really enjoyed the diversity of devotions that are offered. After having finished my first devotional, my YouVersion app asked if I wanted to share the news ... Continue Reading

The Custom.Church App: Find and Be Found

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Custom.Church is a curious new app that does two different things at once. It's an app for your church to be found, but it is also a fully functional app for your church as well. Using the built in GPS in most smartphones, Custom.Church helps church seekers to locate churches in their area. Churches that are not registered with Custom.Church, will provide a link to the respecting church website—however—those that are registered with Custom.Church will include far more information and features. ... Continue Reading

A Revised App Strategy for This Mobile Individual

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I know, I know... A while back, I spoke about how I choose and/or kill apps. A lot of those concepts are mostly unchanged: if I don't use an app often, it probably doesn't need to be on my device. I prefer cloud functionality. If I can find one app to do multiple things well, then I'd rather use it than several separate pieces. Simple. One aspect that has changed is my willingness to loosen the rigidity. ... Continue Reading

SLOPE: The Coolest (and Easiest) iPad Stand


I have been looking for a way to get my iPad up and usable when not sitting down.  Plus my wife really wanted an easy way to look at the iPad when she is cooking in the kitchen.  I looked at several of the fancy iPad stands that they are currently selling at Williams Sonoma and Sur la Table...but then I stumbled upon this cool and nifty product!! I was looking for something that I didn't have to affix to the iPad, but rather use when I needed/wanted to and then be done with it.  But it also had ... Continue Reading

WhatsApp Turns 5-Years Old [Infographic]

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Do you use WhatsApp? WhatsApp is a unique app in both function and philosophy. It “is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.” The creators of WhatsApp doesn't want to stop until “every single person the planet has an affordable and reliable way to communicate with friends and loved ones.” Although there were purchased by Facebook for $19 billion in cash and stock, it's clear the WhatsApp will continue to dominate—especially as ... Continue Reading

Dad vs Social Media

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This image from Reddit sparked a lot of comments and re-captions. Some included: "Having fun with daddy at Starbucks. #LoveMyDad #TooMuchFun #blessed" They probably don't talk to their friends when they're with them in person either. They're still on their phones, I'm sure. I hate this cellphone age... "Dad, change seats. You're photobombing my selfie." Parents have a lot more control than they think. This is not just a generation of spoiled, self centered children with ... Continue Reading

Why I Didn’t Get an iPhone


As you may have read, yesterday, my family faced an Internet white-out last week. Thankfully, everyone made it out alive as we lived disconnected from the web for about a week. Once we figured out that we would be without the web and telephone for a full week, we finally decided we should spring for a smartphone. ... Continue Reading

How to Charge Your Phone with a 9-Volt Battery [Video]

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There are a few funny things about this scenario: Being comfortable with hacking together something to charge your smartphone. Having a battery, a key, tape and car charger, without a power source other than said battery. Having a 9-volt battery. None the less, this is really fascinating... ... Continue Reading

eBook Backups [Images]


Do you have your ebooks backed-up beyond what's on the cloud? Did you know that Amazon and other services can remove books from your mobile devices? While deleting your content is sometimes done erroneously—like what happened to Kenny Jahng—there are times when it's done intentionally. Take the ironic removal of George Orwell's 1984 from users Kindles: ... Continue Reading